Comment 82228

By Fred Street (anonymous) | Posted October 25, 2012 at 16:50:38

Heritage reinventions are desirable but can obviously be a mixed bag. Hamilton has come to accept pretty much anything at this point. The Foster/McKay hash is one recent example. LACAC's advocacy work on the Lyric facade is another.

Would that Hamilton were festooned with Feswicks, but it's just not the case. I'd love to be proven wrong. For a city of a half-million, we're lucky if we can find a half-dozen folks up for large-scale labours of love.

The other thing that strikes me about this particular story is that the City now has yet another reason to put off the Gore pedestrianization (Connaught revitalization plans being the first).

That's Downtown Hamilton's narrative arc in a nutshell: Choosing to both burn out and to fade away. Casinofication of the core would be the coup de grace.

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